Nepenthes ventricosa, Black Peristome (c)

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This is a very rare form of Nepenthes ventricosa that produces hour-glass, cream-colored pitchers, very similar to the Porcelain form from Longwood Gardens. This form, however, originated from Exotica Plants. When the pitchers first open, the peristome is bright red. As the pitcher ages, the peristome darkens to black. The pitcher also becomes very woody and firm. This form grows a bit slower than the typical form of N. ventricosa and requires warm days and higher humidity to produce pitchers consistently. Bright sunlight is required to achieve the pitcher's characteristic colors.
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Plants You Receive

• Established rooted cutting (6+ months) from select mother plants.
• Shipped in a 4-inch pot and meticulously packaged.
• Pitchers may or may not be present at the time of shipping.

The first photos are descriptive of the mother plant in our collection from which cuttings were taken.  

General Care

Type of Plant: Tropical pitcher plant for windowsill growing.
Native Habitat: Rainforests of Southeast Asia.
Sunlight: Very bright filtered sunlight.  
Water: Low-mineral water (50 ppm or less).  Allow water to drain through.
Soil: Equal parts dried sphagnum moss and perlite.  No garden soil, compost, or fertilizer.
Temperatures: Above 70°F during the day.  Nighttime drop to 60°-65°F is recommended but not necessary.  Always protect from frost.

Care info will be provided.